Sharon Kahan

Office: MB 217
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x84319

Sharon Kahan is a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, where she became a faculty member at the Regina Conservatory of Music and principal flutist of the Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. Subsequently, she attended the University of Western Ontario where she earned a Master of Music in Literature and Performance. Concurrently, she studied with a number of distinguished artists, such as Jeanne Baxtresser, formerly of the New York Philharmonic, and Timothy Hutchins of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Currently, she is a Lecturer at Western University's Don Wright Faculty of Music. Active as a teacher, clinician, and adjudicator, she is also principal flute and piccolo for the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where she has been performing since 1994 both in the orchestra and onstage for productions such as The Hypochondriac (2016) and The Music Man (2018).

Ms. Kahan performs regularly with ensembles throughout Ontario including the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. She has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the International Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra London, as well as the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra where she was both soloist and principal flute for the 2012 tour of China. In addition, she has been heard in recital and in chamber performances throughout Canada and in Western Europe.